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February 17, 2019

10:30am Sunday Service | Universalism in the Present
In the second of a three-part sermon series on Universalism, we will explore what Universalism and universalism look like today, engaging writes and theologians both inside and outside of Unitarian Universalism. How has Universalism shifted in this post-modern time? This world is in deep need of a Universalism that can speak to today.

9:15am Drop-in Discussion | In the Wake of a Wave: Albany 2019
Dick Gilbert, President of Interfaith Impact of New York State, will preview issues before the state legislature. There are unprecedented opportunities for passage of legislation many have sought for years: reproductive justice, environmental progress, voting reform, health care and others. How can we make a difference?
Upcoming Events & Additional Announcements
2019 Service Auction Success!
The 2019 Service Auction was a great time and brought in over $6,000 to support our church’s programs! Such an endeavor requires great teamwork and many hands. We had lots of volunteers helping with everything from set up, lunch, and tallying the bids. There are many people to thank- and we’ll be sure to do that in the monthly outlook - but the two ringleaders were Paula Marchese and Katherine Flynn. Their tireless work and coordination made it all possible. Thanks everyone!

New Books For Sale! 
The church bookstore now has new copies of The Shared Pulpit, White Fragility and How to Be Less Stupid About Race  for sale. Visit the library and bookstore during coffee hour after our weekly service!

Thursday, Feb. 14 | Eastman at Washington Square Concerts
Eastman at Washington Square Concerts Concerts are held at our church at lunch time on Thursdays. Each concert begins at 12:15pm and ends at approximately 12:45pm. Sopranos Cecile Saine and Sue Cotroneo and pianist Howard Spindler will fill your hearts with Duets and Songs of Love for Valentine's Day! Admission is free. Bring your brown bag lunch and join us!

Mindfulness & Meditation | February 16 & March 16
We are back to the third Saturdays due to high demand for our gathering spaces: a great “problem” to have! Join us at 9:15am for coffee – we’ll begin at 9:30am with Glenda Brayman’s Renaissance Music Group in the Sanctuary. Our theme is cultivating compassion as the path to peace. RSVP Joy Leccese:

Saturday, Feb. 23 | The Path to Membership
If you are thinking of becoming a member of First Universalist Church, please place Saturday, February 23 9am-Noon on your calendar. Learn about the amazing range of opportunities and faith development open to you. Brunch will be served in between informational and interactive sessions. Children are welcome;
please let us know beforehand for planning purposes.
Contact or 585-546-2826 for more information
or to RSVP!

It is a biography of four women whose work became beyond invaluable in the 60's. Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall and Alice Waters. They were women of different backgrounds, who envisioned a world where environmentalists took center stage. The author notes that this was the period in our history where "post-war America was waging a war on nature, with wrecking balls and toxic pesticides, paving our beautiful land, to put up vast suburban parking lots". If you have not gotten a chance to read the book no worries, please join us for a lively talk.
Joys & Sorrows
  • A friend of Rev. Lane Campbell, a Black Lives Matter activist, Amber Evans, went missing last Monday in Columbus and has not yet been found. Praying for her and her family.

  • Kaitlyn Reynolds has Girl Scout cookies to share, and is currently taking orders as well! Yum!
  • Thanks to the challenge grant for RAIHN by an anonymous donor that our congregation met and exceeded two summers ago, RAIHN has purchased four new carpets for the rooms in the RE wing where our RAIHN guests stay! The carpets are large enough to protect and prolong the life of the air mattresses used!
  • Lisa Gwinner is home and recovering amazingly - it will be a long haul, but she is filled with gratitude for her doctor, the nurses, and her family. She sends love to all, and misses us!

  • The Patriots are playing in the Super Bowl.
To submit an item for 'This Week' at First Universalist
please e-mail it to:  
(no later than noon on Wednesday of the week prior to publication)   

Rev. Lane Campbell ,
(585) 325-5092

Rev. Michelle Yates ,
Minister of Life Span Faith Development
(585) 310-2484

Brock Tjosvold ,
Director of Music
(585) 546-2826

Emma Barry ,
Office Administrator
(585) 546-2826

Brandon Fagan ,
(585) 546-2826
150 S. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 546-2826 |